It could be argued that this is the king of comfort food; creamy, beef, mushrooms, noodles, flavorful… So many descriptions of this dish. A favorite of the middle of my three brothers, here is my non-dairy version of Beef Stroganoff.
1 1/2 pounds beef steak, 1/2 inch thick slices
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
3 cups cooked egg noodles
1/4 cup Earth Balance or non-dairy “butter” of choice
large onion, thin sliced
3 cloves garlic, fine minced
1/2 cup plus 1 1/3 cup low-sodium beef broth
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup sour cream
Combine 1/2 cup of beef broth and pepper; marinate beef in a bowl for 10 minutes. Remove beef from marinade & pat dry.
Heat oil in skillet & brown beef; cook 5-7 minutes & remove to plate. Drain grease from skillet; melt a couple of tablespoons Earth Balance; stir in onion and garlic; cook until onion is soft & translucent. Transfer to plate with beef.
Melt 2 tablespoons Earth Balance in skillet & add in sliced mushrooms. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes; transfer to a bowl & set aside.
Melt 1/4 cup Earth Balance in skillet; whisk in flour & cook until there is no more flour taste, about 4 minutes. Slowly whisk in beef stock; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; add in Worcestershire sauce & seasonings. Taste & if needed, add salt. Add beef & onion; cover & simmer 1 hour. Taste again & if needed add additional salt/seasonings.
Stir in mushrooms & sour cream about 5 minutes before serving.
Do you enjoy beef stroganoff? What is your favorite comfort food?